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: and the annual financial support of: hello, i'm john lithgow. welcome to "american cinema." in 1946, hollywood didn't think a tv screen only inches in size could ever compete with a theatre screen 30 feet wide. movies were king. television was a novelty developed by radio industry. barely 6,000 sets were in use across the entire country. by 1951, it was a new world and television was a part of it. movie theatres were closing in waves, 55 in new york alone. to make matters worse, hollywood was coming apart. anti-trust action dismantled the entire studio system. the monopoly of the movies was over. hollywood's reaction to tv was like one of its plot lines. at first denial, then feeling threatened, followed by fierce competition until embracing the adversary. yet it was television that produced a new generation of movie directors that told stories in new ways, with movies like "the manchurian candidate," "bonnie and clyde," and "mash." the studios didn't disappear; they adapted. and so did the movies. today, we are on the verge of another revolution, as a whole new range of digital technologies w
of state is making a surprise visit to iraq. john kerry is pressing iraqi leaders over the war in syria. iraqig them from entering airspace. jane has more. >> the u.s. secretary of state has arrived on his first official visit. not a surprise, but certainly unannounced given the security situation here. he is expected to discuss the issue of syria with the prime minister. particularly the pledge to check the iranian flights going to syria for weapons. iraq has checked out two of those flights since making the promise. there are other issues the u.s. would like to weigh in on, othering the increasing provinces protested what had been going on since december. all in all quite a volatile time just days after the 10th anniversary of the start of the iraq war. the prime minister is grappling with issues inside the country and around the borders. the outbound president will travel there and that much to discuss. stretching from the continent. why are proposed new laws against homosexuality worrying day russians? -- gay russians? >> hello, combat. we start with a look at europe, printing some
welcome to another session of beliefs and believers. i'm dr. john simmons, and as always, we have a scintillating session in plan for you today. we're about midway through the course and we're in one of those transition periods in beliefs and believers. we're moving out of doctrine - well, moving into doctrine, but out of myth and ritual. and we never want to think that we're going to forget the other dimension, so let's keep those in mind - the experiential dimension, the mythic dimension, and the ritual dimension. of course, i'm sort of like kid in the candy store with those particular dimensions, but when we get to doctrine and ethics, i want to talk about those together today if we could, and start right out with the graphics, because when we're thinking about doctrine and ethics, belief and behavior, we're really at the very, very heart of the course. and if you can take a peak at this first graphic, this is it, and in some ways, it makes me a little sad because my heart is in the beauty of the experience and listening to the myths and the rituals we've seen so far in class.
meeting over the weekend with the u.s. secretary of state john kerry returns. he will meet with prime minister netanyahu saturday night and more substantive issues about the peace process may emerge in that particular meeting. but for the next two days, the talks between obama and the 10 yahoo will center on what are seen as shared fears, shared interest -- talk between obama fearstanyahu, on shared -- iran developing a nuclear weapon and a situation in syria which is seen very much as a threat to stability. these will be the issues that will dominate the discussion. is a the studio with me senior political analyst. mike was sending the main ground that these two leaders want to syria.ill be iran and there is a difference in opinion as to how imminent a threat iran and its nuclear program is. are they going to be able to find common ground here? >> yes, it is about how imminent in the threat, and even more important, how to deal with it. president obama insists it will be america that will call the shots on iran and not israel. that is a row, even if it has the right to act on its own
-- his new secretary of state, john kerry, returns to israel saturday. as the president leaves he leaves behind slightly mended relationships, his with israel and israel's with turkey, aid to refugees, and a peace process that shows no sign of going anywhere. >> there have been clashes in leb abonn -- lebanon following the surprise resignation of the prime minister. his departure threatens to dangerous political void. >> the prime minister handed his resignation -- to the lebanese president. it has left many lebanese wondering what is going to happen next. >> i don't think it's going to matter much. they keep on changing but it's the same. i worry about problems happening between people. resign nk governments and are it has left many reassi business goes on as usual. >> some are trying to stay hopeful the party's move could pave the way for a unity government but most don't have such hope. one said the party just bandoned ship. ne accusation accused him of succumbing to pressure to start a fight with hezbollah. a few asked, why now? there is consensus here the root of the crisis lies in
of that unwanted food to help the poor. old and the great- grandfather settled times over, john retired decades ago. several times a week, he will find him hard at work. boxes and stacked them on a pallet. >> it is food destined for hundred families, through the with otherwise go to waste. >> it is good for me at my age. i need to keep busy. >> she is 72. the aches and pains of age make it hard for her to walk sometimes, but she is hell on wheels when she drives her forklift. >> a lot of people need help. we are helping them. of more than 500 senior citizens who volunteer in sacramento. it was founded 30 years ago. the organization collects unused vegetables from farms, groceries nearing expiration dates, and they'll spread from local bakeries. bread from local bakeries. it is repackaged to feed the hungry. this crew led by 78-year old is harvesting a citrus fruit from her backyard. >> i do not want them on the ground. i want them used. >> 49 million americans are food insecure. that means they may not know where their next meal will come from. thepresident of organization says there's plenty of fo
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